How To Stop Binge Eating

Tips to stop overeating, stop emotional eating, stop eating fast food, stop eating junk food

*Reading Brain Over Binge*

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  • #94437

    tobebingefree
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    exactly!!! did you read allan carr’s “easy way”? it’s the same idea. the urge gets REALLY LOUD but if you keep on ignoring it, it will eventually die away. yay for not smoking! me too :) *high five*

    thanks for the compliment by the way :) it’s nice to hear i have been of some use xx

    #94438

    Smiley1980
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    Yes it was Allan Carr`s book that I used. That was like 10 years ago and it was actually pretty easy. I started in January and relapsed like 4 times during that months. I remember everybody lauging at me and then I just did it…YAY! Great I guess you quit all bad habits huh? Good job!!!

    #94439

    sarah011
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    This is so weird! When i was reading through the book (in the last couple of days.. on my iphone, all 700 (tiny) pages of it!!!) i made a little note on the page where she talks about it through the example of smoking and drinking. i used to smoke properly, but found it fairly easy to quit for some reason (wasn’t addicted, food probably occupied too much space in my brain to allow any thoughts about nicotine to ‘latch on’! ;D lol), but what i did find difficult was the association between smoking and drinking. i always smoked while i drunk. always. and then i had a throat infection for a while and it was painful and damn stupid if i did! so after a month or so of not smoking, after i was better i was offered a fag when out and i just didn’t want it. well, there was a part of me that DID, but it was so quiet my better ‘higher’ brain could overpower it VERY EASILY!!

    So when i read that page, i put a little sticky on the page and said ‘I DID THIS WITH SMOKING/DRINKING, I CAN DO IT WITH THE BINGE URGES’!!

    I will admit though, i am feeling nervous about the first time a really bad urge presents itself, but i have written down the key points from the book and i will go directly to them and remind myself that ITS NEUROLOGICAL JUNK, and the more i ignore the quicker i will recover, and the sooner i can get on and ENJOY my life without this scaring the shit out of me 24/7!! i can be free!

    from reading louise hay’s book, i do believe that just repeating over and over in my head ‘i am strong, i am strong, i am strong’ can help me, so i will do that! but i also known that if something does occur, i know WHY, and i know HOW it happened. knowledge is power people, and to know about neuroplasticity and the power is can have is some SERIOUSLY helpful knowledge!! :)) hope everyone is well!!! xx

    #94440

    Smiley1980
    Participant

    I acutally just ordered the easyway on my kindle and just replace the word smoking with bingeing from now on. If it worked once, why shouldnt it work twice I guess.

    #94441

    sarah011
    Participant

    thats a really good idea, if one approach has worked for you before… if it aint broke, dont fix it!

    let us know how you get on with it!

    this morning i made myself some brekfast and was feeling a bit ‘snacky’ while putting it all together, you know, eating before its all plated up etc. thats normally how my binges start, as i graze while i’m making a meal, eat my meal, then just carry on. well…. i have finished my breakfast (a big protein smoothie(in a bowl because its v thick! :P) with some oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, frozen banana, was so so delish!) and i’m feeling ok. not really feeling the urge, but maybe thats because i’ve acknowledged it, or maybe i’m overcomplicating things!! haha tend to that, overthink things: “in case they make me binge!!”

    newsflash, NOTHING can MAKE me binge!!! NOT EVEN YOU, YOU PESKY ANIMAL BRAIN! lol xx

    #94442

    sarah011
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    thats a really good idea, if one approach has worked for you before… if it aint broke, dont fix it!

    let us know how you get on with it!

    this morning i made myself some brekfast and was feeling a bit ‘snacky’ while putting it all together, you know, eating before its all plated up etc. thats normally how my binges start, as i graze while i’m making a meal, eat my meal, then just carry on. well…. i have finished my breakfast (a big protein smoothie(in a bowl because its v thick! :P) with some oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, frozen banana, was so so delish!) and i’m feeling ok. not really feeling the urge, but maybe thats because i’ve acknowledged it, or maybe i’m overcomplicating things!! haha tend to that, overthink things: “in case they make me binge!!”

    newsflash, NOTHING can MAKE me binge!!! NOT EVEN YOU, YOU PESKY ANIMAL BRAIN! lol xx

    #94443

    sarah011
    Participant

    hopeful Kathryn just did a post about the very same issue you are talking about in your post, here’s the link: http://brainoverbinge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/do-you-truly-want-to-quit.html

    interesting stuff! :) x

    #94444

    hopeful
    Participant

    Thanks Sarah! I just got onto Kathryn’s blog. Have never been on that web-site before. It’s great that she answers questions and everything. I still have not finished the book! Just working my way through a few pages a day, and now about half way. I had 6 days binge free and feeling a lot better, and really positive about quitting, and then came a splurge of binge days, one giving rise to another. and now I’ve put on more weight so really needf to pull myself together.

    #94445

    Nulth
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    I’m just bumping this up because we seem to have quite a lot of new posters around just now. I think this book is ‘required’ reading material for everyone with BED :)

    Also if you’re new to Kathryn’s blog, it’s definitely worth a look. Especially, for me, that post linked above ‘Do you really want to quit?’

    #94446

    drunkenteafight
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    Thanks Nulth, I really needed to read that post. I loved her cigarette smoking analogy – sometimes I do need to ask myself how much I really want to quit. 90% of the time, I know I do, but when my mind fogs up and my only desire is to eat and eat, it’s hard to differentiate the “animal brain” when everything seems muddled together.

    #94447

    Nulth
    Participant

    Exactly drunkenteafight-I’m just the same as you, I like how you describe that muddle, I know it too well!

    #94448

    hopeful
    Participant

    me too! That’s my problem. At the point where the animal voice comes, I’m trying to say to yself “This is just my animal voice. I don’t have to act on it. i will feel worse afterwards if I do. But I usually find myself reaching for the chocolate and then I’m gone.”

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